Wilt Thou not, my Shepherd trueAuthor: Angelus Silesius (1657); Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox (1841-64)
Tune: JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT (33523)
Published in 5 hymnals
1 Wilt Thou not, my Shepherd true,
Spare Thy sheep, in mercy spare me?
Wilt Thou not, as shepherds do,
In Thine arms rejoicing bear me;
Bear me where all troubles cease,
Home to folds of joy and peace?
2 With thy flock I long to be,
With the flock to whom 'tis given
Safe to feed, and, praising Thee,
Roam the happy plains of heaven:
Free from fear of sinful stain,
They can never stray again.
3 Lord! I here am sore beset,
Fears at every step confound me;
Lo! my foes have spread their net,
And with craft and might surround me;
Such their snares on every side,
Safe Thy sheep can ne'er abide.
4 See, on earth's wide desert way
How my truant steps mislead me;
Bring me back, no more to stray,
In Thine own green pastures feed me.
Gather me within the fold,
Where Thy lambs Thy light behold.
Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #403
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Chapel Hymns: a selection of hymns, with appropriate tunes; adapted to vestry or other social religious meetings #90||Wilt Thou not, my Shepherd true||1842|
|Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #230||Wilt Thou not, my Shepherd true||Frances Elizabeth Cox; John Scheffler||1868|
|Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #230||Wilt Thou not, my Shepherd true||JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT||John Scheffler; Frances Elizabeth Cox||7, 8, 7.||1890||Communion with Christ | ; Sundays in Lent | ; Lent, Fourth Sunday | ; Easter Season, Thrid Sunday | ; Third Sunday after Trinity | ; Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity ||
|Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #226||Wilt Thou not, my Shepherd true||1865|
|The Lutheran Hymnary #403||Wilt Thou not, my Shepherd true||[Wilt thou not, my Shepherd true]||J. Scheffler||7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 7.||1913||The Church Year | Third Sunday after Trinity; Jesus Christ | Our Shepherd|